Erin Summers

UNC claims "Our State" at NC State midfield

Posted November 2, 2013

The North Carolina-NC State game wasn't pretty, but what happened after the game is perhaps what made the Wolfpack the angriest.

North Carolina State fell to the Tar Heels 27-19 after a shaky second half that saw two Brandon Mitchell interceptions, an inability to get into the end zone and eventually Pete Thomas being inserted under center late in the fourth quarter.

The loss will sit with the NC State team for awhile but that's not what the players are going to remember most. 

As the clock hit zeroes, North Carolina players ran to midfield, directly on top of the newly minted NC State 'Our State' logo. They jumped, they slammed the ground and they chanted "Who's State? Our State!".

It was the utmost in mockery.

"If we don't have your respect already, we're going to keep on taking it until you don't have any choice but to respect us," said North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron. "I mean this is our state. Our win ratio to their losses, I mean we're killing them. Just gotta let them know."

Naturally, with emotions already running high after the loss, Wolfpack players ran at the UNC players at midfield and a scuffle ensued as they attempted to move the Tar Heel players off of the Carter-Finley turf.

"It's disrespectful," NC State running back Shadrach Thornton said following the game. Thornton related it to Terrell Owens’ celebration on the Cowboys’ star logo during the 2000 season. 

Wolfpack cornerback Juston Burris agreed, both saying it crossed the line. 

"I don't know what they teach them over there," Burris said,"but our coaches would never do that."

Even though the 'rivalry game' angle didn't take off leading up to the game, this contest obviously meant a lot to both sides. 

"As far as I know, it's always been the Tar Heel State and always will be," said UNC head coach Larry Fedora.

Undoubtedly, UNC’s actions provided NC State with a lot of fuel for next year.

"I'm going to remember what they did on the 50-yard line after the game and I am going to look forward to playing them next year," NC State head coach Dave Doeren said.






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  • marioecu9483 Nov 6, 2013

    Thats what you get when you copy ECU's logo. A blatent rip off by NC State. pathetic...

  • da_man Nov 6, 2013

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    Just like the state players were laughing and smiling and slapping each other after the play that ended Renner's career...while the crowd was chanting. Yeah...real classy. I hope for your wife's sake (if you have one) that everything's not as short as your memory.

  • da_man Nov 6, 2013

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    Then you're saying the 2000 game in Chapel Hill where state players stomped on the UNC logo was also low.

  • ezme22 Nov 5, 2013

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    was it classless the Steve Spurrier took a picture under scoreboard- hole fans have whined about this for over 20 years and it was just a picture then on the other hand depend what a few players did after the game - that is the CAROLINA WAY -


    UNC WON and deserved to celebrate but in the manner they did it was classless.
    the real winner is NCSU THE FACT THAT THE "OUR STATE" LOGO bothers unc so bad is a win!!

  • WPackInDaHouse Nov 4, 2013

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    gottaLINK to that happening???



  • 67Heel Nov 4, 2013

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    Standing over our injured QB and clapping, way to keep it classy State.

  • erob1967 Nov 4, 2013

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